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Friday, November 21, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Why do some allergic reactions produce only relatively mild symptoms while others trigger anaphylaxis and eventual death?
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Obesity in children is a very complex problem. How children eat and what they believe about food and obesity is largely determined in their family units.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Kidney donors may have lower 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and phosphate levels. Their parathyroid hormone levels may be elevated, but with minimal effect on calcium levels.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Patients with advanced colorectal cancer previously only had access to limited treatment options; however, new research presented at the 26th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Barcelona, Spain, indicated a combination of 3 targeted drugs could potentially serve as a successful treatment.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As children get older their waistlines increasingly show signs of getting wider as well and the problem extends far beyond American students. Doctors around the world are working together to find ways to combat the growing problem.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Doctors are taking a new look at a condition which could play a factor in predicting cardiovascular incidents called hopelessness. While not much is known about the condition or treatment there are some things people can do to keep themselves as healthy as possible.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Rare and potentially pathogenic variants in known amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genes are present in a considerable proportion of patients with familial and sporadic disease, and the burden of variants influences disease onset, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the Annals of Neurology.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Whether asthma contributes to cardiovascular disease or not is a matter for continued research and study. Whether there is a direct link or not there has been considerable proof that the numbers for both conditions are on the rise.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Bacteria that are known to cause soft tissue and skin infections have been found in association with hidradenitis suppurativa lesions, according to a study published in the December issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Friday, November 21, 2014
By Adam Hochron
In urban areas like Los Angeles women, particularly young mothers, may not have the money, time, and resources needed to take care of their own health. A new study has looked to find ways to help keep them healthy and also help the overall good of their families and communities as well.
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Forty-two percent of consumers now say they’ve used online healthcare reviews, up 68% from last year.
“Black Friday” has become a misnomer, with most big chain stores opening their doors – and their sales – on Thursday evening. It also turns out that Walmart and Target are no longer the kings of Black Friday, at least when it comes to having the largest markdowns.